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Host a beachside birthday in your backyard!

Are you hosting a summertime birthday party for yourself or another adult friend? Although themed parties are typically thought of as being for children only, establishing a concept for your special day can make party planning easier and ensure that guests have a great time overall. With the season ending, there's nothing better than throwing a bash to celebrate the last of the warm summer sunshine and the transition into fall. If you're looking to throw a summer style party, here are some tricks and tips that can help.

Since the weather is sure to get chilly and crisp in the near future, hosts should make the most of a sunny day by planning an outdoor gathering in their backyards. Decorating for this type of event doesn't have to be expensive or difficult, and the party can extend into the night by hanging mini round lanterns to provide light after dusk. Setting up fake palm trees is an easy way to get a beach look, and homeowners should use several streamers and balloons to mark off areas for conversing, eating and relaxing.

Homeowners whose houses aren't equipped with a lot of outdoor seating should prepare for the event by placing folding tables and chairs outside. The tables can be decorated with plastic or cloth covers to create a unique design. Top each table with a mini palm plant that will add a tropical style to the decor and can be taken home at the end of the night as a party favor for guests. Although using paper plates, napkins and silverwear is an easy way to clean up at the end of the night, hosts should consider using high-quality plastic gear that can be reused for parties year after year.

There is nothing better than sharing a nice glass of wine in the summertime. Hosts can help prevent mix-ups from happening by offering beach themed wine charms for their guests to mark their individual glasses with. Keep table covers looking fresh by using cabana stripes flip flop coasters. If it is an especially hot day, provide colored paper hand fans for a cute and fun personal cooling system that will keep guests happy.